Today's News

  • Struggling through a cold winter; how to have flowers now and later

    This has been a tough winter for cold weather wimps like me, and I have the chapped lips and cracked fingers to prove it. Yes, I know the former New Englanders are laughing hysterically and asking, “Would you like some cheese with that whine?”

    Some of our plants have, like me, struggled with the colder-than-normal temperatures.

  • Pruning rose bushes--when and how to do it

    Pruning rose bushes is intimidating to many gardeners but actually good for the plants. Becoming an accomplished rose pruner takes time and practice, but keep in mind it is hard to kill a rose with bad pruning.

    While there is a great deal of disagreement among rose experts regarding how and when to prune roses, it is generally agreed most mistakes will grow out quickly and it is better to make a good effort at pruning roses than to let them grow rampant.

  • Perceived or not, God is always doing something new

    Too many people understand newness as novelty. As a result, they are reticent to accept change in their lives. A “same ole, same ole” existence is good enough for them. It’s comfortable, soothing and affirms the adage: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

  • Auto Zone store to be complete in May; law office to open end of March; owner transforms restaurant

    The look of Main Street is in a constant state of flux. These days, passersby will notice a large cinderblock building being constructed on the former site of Carolina Flooring Center and a small adjacent office being renovated beside it.

    The new building is to be the home of a new 6,786-square-foot AutoZone auto parts store, which is expected to open May 3.

  • Car flips, lands in ditch on Cumbee Road

    A one-car wreck on Cumbee Road Tuesday afternoon sent a woman to Brunswick Community Hospital, according to Capt. James Clemmons of the Supply Fire Department, which responded to the scene. Her injuries were not life-threatening, Clemmons said. At press time Tuesday, the department did not have the woman’s name or exactly how the wreck occurred. ‘It looked like she just lost control and flipped,’ Clemmons said.


  • Supply man sentenced to five years in federal prison for drug charges

    A Supply man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for cocaine and firearms charges.

    According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced Dusty Lee Leggett, 28, of Supply, to 60 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release on Monday, March 8.

    In December 2009, Leggett pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

  • GOP organizations team up to host congressional candidates' forum

    Republican candidates running for Congress will make a stop in Brunswick County before the May primary.

    Several local GOP organizations have teamed up to host a candidates’ forum for Republican Congressional candidates at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at the Brunswick County Republican Party Headquarters.

  • County commissioners' budget retreat set for April 6-7

    Going into last year’s annual budget retreat, Brunswick County commissioners were looking at a nearly $8.5 million budget shortfall.

    This year, county commissioners will meet April 6-7 for the annual two-day retreat where commissioners will hear requests from department heads and, ultimately, decide who gets what they requested, and who will have to do without.

    But the economic forecast is slightly different this year than it was leading into last year’s retreat, county manager Marty Lawing said.

  • Woman arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs in jail in a Bible

    A Southport woman was arrested Friday, March 5, after agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit say she tried to smuggle drugs into jail—in a Bible.

    According to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office press release, Nicoll Christine Brennan, 26, of 4754 Blue Water St., Southport, was arrested after attempting to smuggle marijuana, pills and drug paraphernalia, which she allegedly had tucked inside the pages of the Bible.

    Brennan allegedly cut holes into the pages of the Bible, where she then stuffed the contraband.

  • Trojan golf team takes second in Waccamaw Conference opener

    The West Brunswick men’s golf team opened its spring season with a second-place finish March 1 at The Lakes Country Club in Boiling Spring Lakes.

    South Brunswick was first (165), followed by West Brunswick (170), West Bladen (178), Whiteville (188), East Bladen (204), North Brunswick (206) and South Columbus (233).